Tue, Jun 21|
The AAC Academy
AAC & CVI Learning Series: Beyond Red & Yellow
Attend live or watch recordings. This 4-part course for all skill levels will provide a framework to help you learn the basic vision characteristics of children with CVI and work together with your student’s & team to make AAC assessment & intervention decisions.
Time & Location
Jun 21, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
The AAC Academy
About the Event
ATTEND CLASSES LIVE OR WATCH RECORDINGS AT YOUR OWN PACE
This 4-part course for all skill levels will provide a framework to help you learn the basic vision characteristics of children with CVI and work together with your student’s their family and educational team to support the student’s communication needs and find the right fit for AAC devices. Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of vision impairment in children. CVI is an impairment where the eyes are healthy, but the child has difficulties with interpretation of visual information. Most children with CVI have additional disabilities including motor, intellectual, hearing, and communication challenges. These issues often result in the need for Augmentative and Alternative communication support. Children with CVI have unique vision characteristics that affect how they can access AAC. This course will provide some examples of how a vision and AT specialist/Speech Language Pathologist can work together with children with CVI to support their communication needs and find the right fit for AAC devices. This course will include video examples of successful AAC use by students with CVI.
See the registration link for full course details, including a syllabus with a full outline of all learning objectives for each of the four classes in this series.
ATTEND LIVE OR WATCH THE RECORDINGS
All enrolled students receive 12 months of access to the class recordings, online community, and digital resources so you can watch on your terms, at your own pace. Interact in real time with your instructors through video conferencing chat during live classes or asynchronously through our online community. Attend the full series to receive your CMH certificate. See full details and FAQ at the registration link.
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